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BBC4

   
7:00pm
100 Days
21/03/2017 BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world

Category Documentary
(Subtitles)
Rating
3.5
 
   
7:30pm
Weird Nature
Season 1 Episode 6 of 6
Peculiar Potions The use of narcotics in the animal kingdom, revealing humans are not the only mammals with potential addiction problems. A study of monkeys on the island of St Kitts proves primates soon get a taste for alcohol, cats get high on catnip and reindeer regularly consume the red-and-white fly agaric mushroom - known for its hallucinogenic properties. Last in the series

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.1
 
   
8:00pm
Horizon
Season 49 Episode 4 of 17
Horizon: How Big Is the Universe? Cosmologists discuss their project to create a map of everything in existence, and reveal that their research has yielded some highly unexpected results, creating a picture stranger than anything they had imagined. Scientists also explain why the map suggests the universe may not be an all-encompassing entity - but merely the starting point for something much bigger

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
7.7
 
   
9:00pm
Inside Porton Down: Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility
Dr Michael Mosley investigates Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base, Porton Down, on its 100th anniversary. He comes face to face with chemical and biological weapons old and new, reveals the truth about animal and human testing, and discovers how the latest science and technology are helping to defend the UK against terrorist attacks and rogue nations

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.3
 
   
10:00pm
Britain's Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield
Physicist Jim Al-Khalili explores the history of the nuclear facility near the village of Seascale in Cumbria, investigating Britain's attempts - past, present and future - to harness the power of the atom. He examines the ways waste and spent fuel rods have been stored there over the past 70 years and looks at the latest attempts to try to clean some of it up, from storage in vast open-air ponds to encasing pieces of old reactors in concrete blocks

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
5.5
 
   
11:00pm
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
One-off documentary in which David Attenborough shares his views on the naturalist's theory of evolution and reveals why he believes it is now more important than ever before. He considers how Darwin reached his conclusions and the way major scientific discoveries have helped underpin and strengthen them since the publication of On the Origin of Species more than 150 years ago

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
1.3
 
   
12:00am
Timeshift
Season 14 Episode 1 of 7
Timeshift: Mods, Rockers and Bank Holiday Mayhem Documentary recalling events that occurred in 1964, when large groups of young people who identified with two disparate subcultures descended upon seaside resorts on motorbikes and scooters - sparking violent confrontations. The programme considers how their repeated clashes created widespread moral panic about the state of British youth, the notion of which was undergoing a vast transformation due to greater prosperity and freedom

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
7
 
   
1:00am
Al Murray's Great British War Movies
The comedian analyses some of the best war films ever made, in a round-table discussion with historian Dan Snow, writer Natalie Haynes and film expert Matthew Sweet. Discussing classic movies such as A Bridge Too Far, Zulu and Escape to Victory, the panel considers how cultural attitudes towards conflict and aggression have changed across the decades, and why so many people remain fanatical about stories involving war

Category Film/Cinema
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
0
 
   
2:00am
Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Romans Dr Michael Scott explores the role played by the Romans in the preservation of Greek drama, discovering how they adapted it to their own ends. Plus, he reveals how the empire served as a vital link between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks. With contributions by professors Matthew Leigh, Tim Whitmarsh and Gesine Manuwald

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
7
 
   
3:00am
Timeshift
Season 13 Episode 1 of 7
Timeshift: Full Throttle: The Glory Days of British Motorbikes Documentary exploring the history and culture of motorcycling in Britain - from army officer TE Lawrence's passion for the vehicles in the 1920s, to the key role they played in the Second World War, and the perceived `golden age' of the 1950s - when the lifestyle associated with motorcyclists began to attract social disapproval and conflict. Narrated by John Hannah

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
7
 
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